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Recorded with 34 percussionists in the forest surrounding Guilford Sound in Vermont, the official release of Inuksuit has been more than three years in the making, and represents composer John Luther Adams' ultimate vision for presenting this complex and engaging piece. "I think we succeeded in making this recording a real experience," Adams observes. "It's a complete experience for someone who hasn't been to a live performance of Inuksuit, but for someone who already knows the piece, I think it gives them another shot at it, or a different take on it."
Inuksuit was produced by Doug Perkins, a founding member of the feverishly inventive So Percussion ensemble and a prolific composer in his own right. "Doug really created an ideal set of circumstances for us to make this the 'official' recording of Inuksuit," Adams says. "It's a beautiful sounding of the strong sense of community that has grown up around the piece. That's something I wasn’t prepared for, and I’m glad to be able to give some of that back.”